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LETTERS

Duty, not power, should be what we value more

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David Robertson

Thursday, January 18, 2018

What the power-worshippers fail to understand is that power is by its very nature self-limiting (any power great enough to overpower itself is correspondingly weak enough to be overpowered by itself); and because power is never absolute, no one holds onto it forever. 

Calls for the execution or brutal suppression of anyone critical of a current power-holder will likely be answered in an-eye-for-an-eye fashion by supporters of some future power-holder. 

Duty, not power, is the supreme reality. If you want to participate in the erosion of piety and patriotism, then believe otherwise. 

David Robertson

Elizabeth City

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